Robert Griffin joined Krokidas & Bluestein in 1985 and was head of the firm's Health Practice Area until 2016. He is the firm's managing partner and concentrates his practice in the areas of health care, non-profit, administrative and corporate law.
Bob represents hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing facilities, community health centers, hospices, home health and private home care providers; assisted living and senior housing providers; community-based organizations including private special education schools; physicians and allied health professionals in matters involving transactions (mergers, acquisitions, affiliations), corporate governance, contracts, legislative and regulatory matters, reimbursement and tax-exempt financing.
Bob has written and lectured for government, professional and trade organizations, including Massachusetts Office of Attorney General, Public Charities Division, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Extended Care Federation, and Massachusetts Association of Assisted Living Facilities on topics such as long-term and post-acute care, assisted living, nursing home transactions, payment and reimbursement, intermediate sanctions and non-profit governance issues.
Bob is an active community participant, serving on the boards of several non-profit and community institutions, including Marian Manor (for which he received the Magnificat Award in 2004), St. Patrick's Manor, Carmel Terrace, DOVE, Inc. (Domestic Violence Ended) and S Bank. He is a past member of the Quincy Medical Center, the St. Coletta and Cardinal Cushing Centers and Quincy Youth Baseball Board of Directors.
Bob is a Chambers Ranked Attorney since 2015, and a U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers in America, an AV Peer Rated Attorney (Martindale Hubbell) and is listed in New England Super Lawyers. In 2011 he received both the South Boston Community Health Center’s Partners in Hope Award and the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s Rx for Excellence Award.
Before joining Krokidas & Bluestein, Bob held several positions in Massachusetts state government. His last position was as Chairman of the Massachusetts Rate Setting Commission. He has been recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for his work protecting the residents of troubled nursing facilities. He is a 1975 graduate of Trinity College. He received a master's degree in public administration from the University of Massachusetts in 1978, and a juris doctor degree from Suffolk Law School in 1983.